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Subject: Re: using colinux with rockbox?

Re: using colinux with rockbox?

From: David Hall <>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2008 10:12:56 -0500

On 2/25/08, Mark Allums <> wrote:
> alex wallis wrote:
> Laptop RAM is easy to upgrade on most machines, but may require
> uninstalling perfectly good memory to make room for higher-capacity
> modules. However, if the machine is more than three years old, it is
> not worth the investment; it is better to invest that same money in a
> new machine.

A cost-benefit analysis is best left to the owner.
> And be sure to equip that machine properly. For Linux or BSD, I would
> suggest a desktop machine, white box if possible.
Why? Any modern PC is suitable for his quoted needs.

> For a multi-use
> machine, a bog standard PC, possibly with the exception of an Intel quad
> core CPU.

Again - what do you base these recommendations on? Intel Core 2 Quads
work great in Linux - a discussion on Linux compatibility of hardware
is best left for somewhere else.

> for a server-only machine, you want a server-class box.
Again - what needs of his are you addressing?

> might also consider a webhosting deal, with a shell account. The
> machine would be provided by the hosting company, and would be
> maintained and upgraded regularly as part of the deal. In fact, you
> might be hosted on a virtual machine, without even being aware of it.
> This is a budget-limited deal.

For his stated wants he needs NONE of this.
Received on 2008-02-26

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